UPCOMING (Sept 17): Strange Beautiful Music 9

August 29, 2016 by  
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New Music Detroit’s annual contemporary music marathon

September 17, 2016

3434 Russell St., Detroit MI

Tickets: pay-what-you-want $10+ (sliding scale) - available at dso.org

New Music Detroit 
Andrew Harrison: Hum (world premiere) ft. Jamaal May, author and poet
David Lang: are you experienced? ft. Dennis Nulty (DSO Principal Tuba), with narrator and 13-piece chamber orchestra
music by: Marc Mellits, Joseph Schwantner

Tribute: Steve Reich’s 80th
New York Counterpoint, Shannon Orme (clarinet)
Vermont Counterpoint, Ian Ding (marimba)
Music For Mallet Instruments, Voices, and Organ, with Willo and guests

Detroit Bureau of Sound
debut performance of DBS Techno Ensemble, ft. Shara Nova
music by Octave One, Juan Atkins, Omar S, Richie Hawtin, Kevin Saunderson, and other Detroit techno legends, arranged by the ensemble

ft. Tanner Porter
music of Gold Panda, Mt. Kimbie, Samaris, Caribou, Chrome Sparks

Donald Sinta Quartet
music by: Ligeti, Albright, Mellits, Bresnick, Biedenbender

Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble
National Parks Commissioning Project

Latitude 49
“SHE: the music of female composers”

Æpex Contemporary Performance
George Benjamin: At First Light
Pierre Boulez: Notations (in honour of Boulez’s death earlier this year)

THIS WEEKEND: Andy Stott/ Demdike Stare/ Nate Young’s Regression at El Club

August 28, 2016 by  
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El Club + Party Store Productions present

Andy Stott 
Demdike Stare 
Nate Young's Regression
The Grim Rider
Friday 9/2/2016 
All Ages / All of the Time
Bar 5pm 
Show 9pm

About Andy Stott-
Andy Stott made his debut for the Modern Love label in 2005 with the 'Replace EP' - a 4 track exposition of his uniquely slanted production style taking in Chi-Town and Motor City influences with an obtuse genetic code at its core. In the years since he has released over a dozen EPs and three albums, remaining loyal to his Manchester roots and sticking with Modern Love for all recordings. Refusing to settle, his output has veered from deepest Techno to broken Garage, slowed down House, hyperactive Footwork, analog Grime and wavey/pop mutations- always referencing his unique stylistic signatures: deep, complex and oddly beautiful. 

2011 saw the release of two EPs 'Passed Me By' and 'We Stay Together' - companion pieces which saw a shift of sound into ever more frayed territory, slowing the tempos down for a set of tracks that grabbed the attention of many and ended up on countless year-end charts. The following year produced what is by now regarded as a landmark album 'Luxury Problems', - a record that introduced new elements; most notably the vocals of Alison Skidmore, Andy's piano teacher from back in his school days. A combination of accessible yet inherently deviant tropes and a production style which has become more individual and identifiable with the passing of time has attracted a huge amount of interest, with countless features in publications as diverse as Pitchfork, Vogue and the New York Times, as well as appearances at numerous festivals and shows including SXSW, Unsound, Mutek and PItchfork MOMA events continuing to expose his work to an ever-growing and often bewitched audience.

TODAY: August Soup at Spaulding Dinner

August 28, 2016 by  
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Come on out to the SOUP at Spaulding August dinner. This dinner benefits community projects in the Corktown, North Corktown, Core City and Woodbridge neighborhoods.

This edition of Soup at Spaulding will be at Holding House art workspace and gallery located at 25th Ave and Michigan Ave. We will have good soup provided by neighborhood institutions, real community, music and a chance to help your neighbors with projects they are working on that make our city GREAT.

For those unfamiliar with the SOUP model, $5 gets you soup, salad, bread and a vote. At each SOUP dinner there are four presentations on projects ranging from art, urban agriculture, social justice, social entrepreneurs, education, technology and more. Your vote can make a real difference in community projects in your neighborhood!

We are currently looking for those in need of funding. If you would like to submit an idea, we encourage you to contact us! If you have a project that benefits the neighborhoods / neighbors of Corktown, North Corktown, Core City and / or Woodbridge this is your chance to make it happen!

You can submit your ideas here ---------> http://detroitsoup.com/submit-to-soup-at-spaulding-court/

If you do not have a project but would still like to get involved in making SOUP at Spaulding happen, reach out to us! This is a volunteer led event!

Sunday 8/28, 4-7PM
3546 Michigan Ave.

SATURDAY: Detroit Burger Brawl, Eastern Market

August 25, 2016 by  
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The Detroit Burger Brawl
Saturday, August 27, 2016
1313 Erskine — Eastern Market — Detroit

Nearly 20 Area Restaurants Will Compete for the Title of Detroit’s Best Burger

In partnership with Dine Drink Detroit, Low Frequency, and Fairway Packing, Detroit Burger Brawl returns to Eastern Market on Saturday, August 27th. Nearly 20 restaurants from around metro Detroit will be competing for the title of Detroit’s Best Burger during this street fair-style event, which will run from 10:00am to 6:00pm. Attendees are encouraged to sample all of the competing burgers and vote for their favorite, with the top four restaurants getting the chance to specially prepare a custom burger for a five-member panel of celebrity judges to taste and select. Voting will take place between 11:00am and 1:00pm via the Burger Brawl app, with results updated in real-time via onsite screens and the web, and the top four burgers will be judged at 3:00pm.

Tickets for Detroit Burger Brawl start at $25, granting access and all-you-can-eat burgers, with $55 VIP tickets offering early access (9:30am), entry into the VIP tent and bar, and two drink tickets.

This year’s Detroit Burger Brawl will be emceed by Ken Daniels, the voice of the Detroit Red Wings, and be held at 1313 Erskine in Detroit’s Eastern Market, shutting down the road between Russell and Rivard.

For tickets, visit https://app.gopassage.com/events/burger-brawl-2016.

THIS WKEND: DIYPSI Summer Festival @ ABC Microbrewery

August 24, 2016 by  
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DIYpsi Summer Festival
Saturday and Sunday, August 27 and 28, 2016
ABC Microbrewery
720 Norris Street • Ypsilanti, MI 48198

Over 80 handmade vendors representing the best of the midwest
Live music and our region’s best indie bands
handcrafted eats + specialty craft brews
August 27: 11am-8pm (bands til 11)
August 28: 12pm-6pm

Admission: $1 Suggested Donation
21+ unless accompanied by a parent or guardian

UPCOMING: Nonsense Night Unconventional Convention @ Tangent Sept 9

August 22, 2016 by  
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Nonsense Nights
The Unconventional Convention
September 9, 2015
Tangent Gallery
715 E Milwaukee, Detroit
Cosplay Encouraged

Nonsense Night is going full nerdcore for this event. 
Think COMIC CONVENTION but weirder & more intimate & in Detroit.

COSPLAY is strongly encouraged 
(ANYcharacter from ANYuniverse is appropriate)
BOARD & CARD GAMES will be a thing that will be happening
(from Apples to Catan to Risk to Magic to Pokémon to Oranges)
L.A.R.P BATTLES will totally be a thing 
(bring your own (foam) weaponry)
POKéMON GO will be going on
(there's a gym at the venue & several Poké-stops near by)
STAR WARS will be prevalent 
(of course)
ANIME should be all over this shit
(cosplay a Studio Ghibli character or you're a coward)
EVERYTHING "nerdy" or esoteric is welcome.
Nonsense Night is about YOU bringing the weirdness.
This is not a concert. It's HAPPENING starring YOU & your friends.

Musical performances by:
Wesley and the Crushers
Zak & What Army?
Aaron Phoenix Wright

TONIGHT! Godzilla Returns to the Phoenix Cafe

August 19, 2016 by  
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Godzilla Returns!
The Phoenix Cafe
24918 John R Rd, Hazel Park, Michigan 48030

Two years ago, the Phoenix Cafe hosted "Godzilla Vs. The Phoenix Art Show" and it was an outstanding exhibit of Godzilla art. This year, many new artists will have work on exhibit with an emphasis on Godzilla, Kaiju, and other monsters.

Featuring Art by: 
Pete Coe, Steve Czapiewski, Jacob Davis, Matthew MCR Ellison II, Steve Gamburd, David Hanson, Olivia Herron (IN), Mark Jackson, Michael Kruso, Brian Lewandowski, Ryan Poteracki and more! 

Musical performances by:
Morticia's Chair - Post Punk, Psychedelic Goth Rock from Cleveland, OH http://www.morticiaschair.com/

The Curls - Indie Rock from Chicago, IL

Burlesque/ Variety performance by: 
Kitty Hawkk

Aerial/Fire performance by:

Participating vendors:
Pete and Sandra Coe - paintings/monsters 
Steve Czapiewski - vector pop cartoon and show prop designer
Lacie Michelle Bollon - sex pop cartoon 
Stephanie Sage - Pure Romance 
and more tba!

7pm Doors: artist and vendor reception

7:30 TBA 
8:30 The Curls
10:00 Morticia's Chair
11:15 Variety showcase featuring Illumine (fire, dancer, flow artist), Kitty Hawkk (burlesque) and more tba!

All Ages!!! $10 cover


August 12, 2016 by  
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Static invites you to go back in time for the night with the return of thee retro party of the year! On SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, be prepared to flashback to the late '70s as we celebrate the 21st Big '80s Flashback Bash in a new way by celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Punk!

This year features punk tributes by six bands:
  • CLASHBACK (The Clash)
  • The DDT's (The Ramones)
The party starts at 8 p.m. at PJ's LAGER HOUSE, located at 1254 Michigan Ave. in Detroit. Call 313-961-4668 for info or check out www.pjslagerhouse.com

21 & over are welcome and cover is $6 and proceeds benefit the Hater Kitty Rescue Army, a local cat rescue group. www.HaterKitty.com

Static & Stirling presents…Panic in Detroit V2!! A night of the music and mystery of David Bowie!

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Back by popular demand! After the first acoustic version of the tribute show earlier this year, Stirling and Sue Static decided to host Panic in Detroit V2! This show is bigger and better with the addition of electric acts, eclectic artists and burlesque! There will also be an art gallery featuring Bowie inspired art and a showing of the concert film “Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars.”

The show will feature:

Ricky Rat & Karl Arthur: Ziggy Stardust, Rock n Roll Suicide, Hang on to Yourself

White Shag: Heroes, Rebel Rebel, Suffragette City

Satori Circus (with Sadaat Hossian): Soul Love, Time

Konrad Lee: TVC15, Fame

Margaret Dollrod: Moonage Daydream

Hiawatha (Cult Heroes) with Ricky Rat: Queen Bitch

Patrick Davy: Lady Stardust

Dear Darkness: Blackstar and John, I'm Only Dancing

Mike Galbraith & James Anthony: Jean Genie, Changes, 8 Line Poem

Tim Monger with Fido Kenington and Greg McIntosh (Great Lakes Myth Society): Kooks, Fantastic Voyage, Up the Hill Backwards, All The Young Dudes

Audra Kubat: Space Oddity, Under Pressure

Marie Corbo: Young Americans

Stirling w/band featuring Peter Schorn, Dean Western & Fido Kenington: Panic in Detroit, All the Young Dudes, Look Back in Anger, 8 Line Poem with Michael Galbraith

Leena Allure:Nature Boy/Heroes
Magenta DeMure: Cat People
Holly Hock: I'm Afraid of Americans

Bootsie La Fontaine as Ziggy Stardust

Art by: Nina Friday, Steve Czapiewski, B.P. Legault, Debbie Lotito, Horse's Banana, Brian Lewandowski, Mike Bell, Tim Smith, Joy Baldwin, Heather Chapman.

The second version of the tribute show will be held on Friday, Sept. 23 at 8pm at The Tangent Gallery located at 715 E. Milwaukee in Detroit. 313-873-2955 www.tangentgallery.com

Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door.


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Local artists, artisans, music and a grassroots community vibe is the focus of the annual Hazel Park Fine Art Fair. Now in its' fifth year, the fair has grown to include more artists than ever! 80 artists and 18 diverse musical acts will entertain you this year.

Green Acres Park is the place to be the weekend of August 27 & 28. The fair is FREE to attend and all ages are welcome. There will be a childrens' art area for creative youngsters to make and take home art of their own. Food will be provided by The Fargin Chef and adult beverages by Dragonmead Brewery and Griffin Claw Brewing Company. Proceeds from the fair's booth sales are donated to the Promise Zones college fund that provides tuition for high school graduates in the community. (Www.promisezones.org)

Only visual art/artisans such as sculptures, jewelry makers, metalworks and paintings will be featured – not mainstream product vendors - in order to keep the integrity as an “art fair.” Some of the many artists and artisans featured are artists Steven Gamburd, weird artist Brian Lewandowski, cityscape photographer Michele Lundgren, painter and toy creator Gwen Joy and the organizer of the Fair - artist Julie Fournier - will also display her paintings from her Smiling Eyes Studio (juliekfournier.com).  Returning to the fair this year is eclectic light sculptures by Joey Mazzola of Eastworks Detroit Studio and photographer Laura Grimshaw.

Audra Kubat

Local music will also be showcased with 18 diverse acts performing over the weekend. The
2016 music line-up features Americana songwriter Matt Dmits, folk songbird Audra Kubat, pop rockers Go Tiger Go and psychedelic art rockers Spaceband.

Go Tiger Go
Sunday's music starts off with the Grosse Pointe Lake Shore Chorus, troubadour Mike Galbraith, rock band The Landmarks and the fair finale is the hard rock band Blackmail.

Producing the fair is a labor of love for organizer Julie Fournier, a resident and artist who exhibits her paintings and crafts at many other local events. With her years of experience attending festivals, she decided to start one in her community of Hazel Park to benefit the area and also raise some money for a worthy cause. "The HPAF strives to provide a truly unique festival with an eye on benefitting the community we are a part of and enhancing the local quality of life for everyone involved," Fournier says in the Fair's mission statement.

The Hazel Park Fine Art Fair will be held on Saturday, August 27 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on Sunday, August 28 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Green Acres Park located at 620 W. Woodward Heights (9 ½ Mile) in Hazel Park. For the complete list of artists please visit Www.hazelparkartfair.com. For info please email hazelparkartfair@gmail.com

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